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Comcast launches black music month collection on XFINITY X1

Musical Showcase Features Curated Music Videos, Playlists and More From Partners Including Xite, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Youtube

MAY 30, 2019, PHILADELPHIA, PA – This June, Comcast will celebrate Black Music Month with a one-of-a-kind musical showcase on Xfinity X1 spanning genres of music pioneered by African Americans including hip hop, R&B, pop, gospel, and jazz.  Available within Xfinity on Demand’s Black Film and TV destination, “A New Era of Sound” features curated music videos, playlists and more from top artists of today with nods to yesterday via X1’s music partners including XITE, Pandora, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and more.

To access “A New Era of Sound,” X1 customers can simply say “Black Film and TV” into their X1 voice remote.

“For decades, Black musicians have used their music to paint vivid pictures of their life experiences, shed light on social issues, honor monumental cultural moments, embrace cultural heritage, and bring the community together,” said Keesha Boyd, Executive Director of Multicultural Consumer Services for Comcast. “Xfinity X1 customers now have seamless access to more music on TV than ever before, and we are excited to create an unparalleled showcase that honors the rich and influential music legacy of Black musicians across all genres.”

Within the new collection of content, customers can:

  • Play new music and explore trends in hip hop, R&B, pop, gospel, and more from today’s most popular artists.
  • Browse and watch music videos that highlight the art of sampling and explore how some of the greatest Black music artists continue to influence music today.
  • Choose mood collections playlists like Feel-Good HitsChill Vibes OnlyBoo’d Up, and Me, Myself & I (breakup songs), among others.
  • Revisit past socially conscious hits such as Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and India Arie’s I Am Not My Hair.
  • Listen to today’s most popular songs such as Drake’s In My Feelings and Donald Glover’s This Is America.
  • Celebrate 35 years of Def Jam Records by listening to the label’s artists from the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today.
  • Enjoy 60 years of Motown’s classic hits including music videos and playlists from the iconic label.
  • Snag a front row seat without leaving home to the next stop on the Xfinity and Sofar Sounds “Future of Awesome Tour.” Taking place in Chicago in June, the next iteration of the pop-up concert series will debut on Xfinity on Demand following the live event. Customers can also enjoy the concerts from previous Future of Awesome Tour artists including Abyss and NUEX who performed in Atlanta and Washington D.C., respectively.

Check out a promo for Comcast’s Black Music Month Offerings here:

Xfinity’s Black Film and TV destination is a unique, video on demand collection that makes it easier for customers to find, discover and watch all of the best TV shows, movies, music videos and web content featuring their favorite African American actors, content creators, musicians, and sports figures. Xfinity customers can access the destination via Xfinity on Demand at home on the TV and across devices via the Xfinity Stream app and portal. Customers with X1 can say “Black Film and TV” into the X1 voice remote to launch the destination. To learn more information about these products and services visit

GGM Staff



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